Two in a Row for Baseball

Two in a Row for Baseball

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Tuesday's 5-2 win over No. 24 Misericordia marked the second of back-to-back wins for the Susquehanna baseball team in Fort Pierce, Fla.

The Crusaders (2-2) used a four-run second inning to help get past the Cougars (3-1), dealing them their first loss of the season.

Dylan Glassmire (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI. Four of SU's nine hits went for extra bases, with three doubles and a triple off the bat of Glassmire.

Starting pitcher A.J. Pinto (Bronxville, N.Y./Fordham Prep) tossed 5.2 innings of three-hit ball and gave up just two runs, none of which were earned. Liam Conboy (Old Tappan, N.J./Northern Valley Regional) pitched the final 3.1 innings and picked up the save, his first of the year.

Susquehanna left runners stranded in the first and second innings but that changed in the third when SU plated four runs on four hits. Matt Cassinelli (Valhalla, N.Y./Valhalla/SUNY Westchester CC) led off the inning with a double and came around to score on an error. Bryan Palsi (Brielle, N.J./Manasquan) came up with a two-out double to right field to drive in two runs for a 3-0 game and Glassmire's single to left center drove in the final run of the inning.

The Crusaders maintained that 4-0 advantage until the top of the sixth when Misericordia cut the lead in half on a RBI groundout and wild pitch.

In the bottom of the eighth, though, SU tacked on an insurance run courtesy of Glassmire's RBI triple to right center for a 5-2 ballgame, which remained the final score.

The Crusaders face Lebanon Valley on March 4 at 11 a.m.